2017 Toyota Corolla SE vs. 2017 Honda Civic EX-T

Two of the most popular sedans in America are the 2017 Toyota Corolla ($20,445 base) and 2017 Honda Civic ($21,500 base). Both are great options to consider for commuters and first time car owners because of their high safety ratings, composed driving abilities, and comfortable cabins, but there are several key differences for drivers to consider. Customers near Garber Fox Lake Toyota who are still making a final decision should continue reading the details below to find out whether the new Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic meets your needs the best.

For the purposes of this article the Corolla SE and Civic EX-T are compared.


2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Honda Civic Sedan: Performance

‘Comfortable’ is the best way to describe the driving experience of the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Irritating potholes during the winter are barely noticeable because of the Corolla’s smooth maneuverability and absorbent suspension system. Check out the performance metrics of the 2017 Corolla sedans available at our Toyota dealership in Fox Lake, IL.


Engine 1.8L I-4 with VVT-i
Horsepower 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 128 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 RPM
City/ HWY MPG 28/ 35 MPG

6-speed manual transmission


CVTi-S transmission

Drivetrain FWD


2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Honda Civic Sedan: Safety & Technology

Both the 2017 Corolla and 2017 Civic are considered highly protective models by the NHTSA, receiving 5-star ratings overall for safety. While the new Civic is a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, the Corolla has an edge as a Top Safety Pick + recipient, proving it is safer. Another notable difference to keep in mind is that the 2017 Corolla is standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), while the driver assistance suite offered by Honda comes at an added cost.


Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Safty Sense


2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Honda Civic Sedan: Interior

For seamless connectivity to your favorite apps and music, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is your better option. The Entune™ multimedia bundle includes a 7-in. high-resolution touchscreen display, immaculate graphics, and responds quickly to touch, demonstrating what an intuitive user experience is all about. The new Honda Civic has a 5-in. touchscreen that is slow to respond with virtual buttons that aren’t as easy to use as the Toyota Corolla’s.


Additional entertainment features:

  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • SiriusXM™ All Access trial & HD Radio™ Technology
  • Six speakers
Corolla Entertainment


Although both models offer adequate cabin space, taller passengers will feel more comfortable in the Toyota Corolla, which provides about four inches of extra legroom. SofTex®-trimmed sport seats will keep everyone comfortable thanks to firm padding. Though the Honda Civic includes cloth-trimmed & heated seats, it’s not nearly as sporty, missing the opportunity to showcase style and personality.


Additional interior features:

  • Keyless ignition
  • Sport instrument cluster
  • Automatic climate control with dust & pollen filter
  • Backup camera with projected path
  • 60/40 split rear seat

Keyless Ignition


Finance or Lease a 2017 Corolla

If the 2017 Toyota Corolla sounds like the sedan you need, join 40 million other drivers and finance or lease with Garber Fox Lake Toyota. Our finance specialists will work closely with people with varying types of credit to help you take home a brand new car. If you have any questions after perusing the tools below, give us a call at (847) 497-9094.